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“Lunch with a view”
Review of Aqua Shard

Aqua Shard
Ranked #777 of 23,030 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Southwark
Description: Aqua shard is a lively, cosmopolitan restaurant serving innovative contemporary British cuisine. At breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch, afternoon tea or dinner, guests can enjoy spectacular views from Level 31 of The Shard. Only the best British and Irish produce is used including many ingredients sourced from nearby Borough Market, and elegant presentation makes every meal at aqua shard feel like a special occasion. The bar at aqua shard is London's ultimate destination bar, boasting unrivalled views of the capital from its spectacular three-storey atrium. Beautifully crafted cocktails made with premium spirits, as well as a thoughtfully chosen wine list by the glass or bottle, are available all day from 12 until late.
York, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lunch with a view”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

Highly recommended not only because of the spectacular view (provided it is not overcast or foggy!) but also the excellent quality of the food and service. A great experience though not for those who do not have a head for heights!!!

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Stebbing, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Aqua food delicious..service a little watery”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

Table of three for dinner at 6.00pm, saw us sitting in the second row of tables, (front row tables for two) overlooking Tower Bridge. Good ambience, bar in centre of restaurant was busy, jazz music background. Shared the lamb for two (which could have fed three). Husband had the ribeye steak, succulent if somewhat 'Desperate Dan', not for those with a tiny appetite. Only criticism was that we had the attention of several staff which led to confusion over drinks, felt at times we were being watched over, I think this had much to do with our table being reallocated at 8.30pm. Apparently 'Gents toilets' are not for the faint hearted?!?

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Horley, Surrey
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Amazing experience, highly recommended to all”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

We had a fantastic lunch at the Aqua in the Shard. Wonderful views (if you can get a window table it's truly breathtaking!), excellent service from all staff and gorgeous food. Compliments to the chef for great flavour combinations. Not cheap but quality makes it good value. I'm sure the night time skyline would be amazing too even if just to pop up for a cocktail in the bar.

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Horley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic view, fabulous service”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

I booked this for my husband as a Valentine's Day gift. Our reservation was at 1pm but we arrived at 12.30pm and checked in with front of house, a very lovely gentleman who I later found out was named Lionele and asked if it was possible to have a window seat but he advised me these were already booked but we would still have a nice table. My husband enjoyed a beer and I enjoyed a cocktail at the bar while taking in the magnificent view. At 1pm we went back to Lionele and he showed us to our table - a window seat with stunning views across the city!!! We enjoyed a 3 course lunch with a bottle of wine. We were not rushed and all the staff were amazing and very professional. Thank you so much Aqua Shard, we will definitely be back.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Expensive cocktails - totally worth it.”
Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

Went for the view. Cocktails were £12.50 each, but service was friendly and view was great. The young boy in the door wasn't so friendly, but waitress was great.

Visited February 2014
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